Barnardo’s calls for LGBT relationships to be included in lessons in all schools

The UK’s largest national children’s charity is urging the Government to listen to feedback from its relationship and sex education consultation as the charity celebrates LGBT History Month. Barnardo’s says there must be education about same sex relationships in both secondary and primary school lessons. The Department for Education is reviewing the responses submitted to the consultation to update the guidance on how relationships and sex education should be taught. The topics covered in relationships education include subjects that Barnardo’s believe should be taught, including healthy relationships, consent and online…

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Charity calls for more foster carers as number of children in care rises by 27 percent in a decade in England

More children are being taken into care with fewer foster carers to look after them, says Barnardo’s as it launches its 10th annual fostering campaign fronted by TOWIE’s Lydia Bright and Debbie Douglas. The number of children in care in England has risen by 27 per cent in the last 10 years, says the UK’s leading children’s charity as it urgently appeals for more people to consider fostering as part of its Barnardo’s Fostering Week 2019, which launches on January 21st. In the past decade, Barnardo’s foster carers have looked…

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Celebrity runners motivate Barnardo’s fundraisers in London Marathon training

Olympians Daley Thompson CBE and Snowy Brooks joined Barnardo’s Vice President Baroness Floella Benjamin and more than 20 runners for a training session preparing them for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon. The event at Battersea Park’s Millennium Arena, was held by Barnardo’s to thank participating runners for their support, offer fundraising advice and give them a chance to meet their fellow Barnardo’s teammates before the big race on April 28th. The runners were put through their paces with Olympians Daley and Snowy while Baroness Benjamin gave a motivational speech…

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Barnardo’s warns of the signs of sexual exploitation as Emmerdale child abuse story deepens

Barnardo’s is warning parents of the signs of sexual exploitation as the teacher/pupil abuse storyline between ITV’s Emmerdale characters Maya and Jacob deepens. In the soap, teacher Maya, (Louisa Clein) is in a relationship with David Metcalfe (Matthew Wolfenden), but she has been seen kissing and grooming 15-year-old Jacob, (Joe-Warren Plant), David’s adopted son. Jacob is shown as becoming increasingly vulnerable and confused. Anxious to impress her, he sends scheming Maya a topless selfie in the episode on Monday Jan 14. Young survivors of sexual abuse and Barnardo’s experts have…

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Santander Raises Record £3.2 Million For Age Uk And Barnardo’s

Santander has raised £3.2million for Age UK and Barnardo’s during its three-year partnership, exceeding its original £3million ambition. Santander staff also contributed over 10,000 hours support, carrying out a wide range of fundraising activities for the two charities, including: International Challenge events with 120 employees travelling to South Africa, Nepal and Cambodia to help vulnerable communities abroad while fundraising to support those closer to home; It’s a Knockout competitions which achieved record numbers of staff participation; and ‘Store Wars’ challenges with Santander employees taking over Age UK and Barnardo’s stores…

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